Humans Are Underrated: How We’re Hardwired for the Skills of the Technology Age

As breathtaking new technology handles more of the tasks that people do now, how can we contribute maximum value – benefiting our organizations and ourselves? Research and real-world experience are revealing the answer. Skills of deep human interaction, arising from our very essence, are becoming the high-value skills of today and tomorrow. They aren’t in conflict with technology. On the contrary, they help us work with technology even more effectively.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why skills of deep human interaction are becoming more valuable as technology advances.
  • Why these skills make us more valuable in working with technology as well as with other people.
  • How the most successful organizations build these skills in employees.
  • Next steps managers can take toward building a culture that reinforces these skills.

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business and the economy. As Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, Geoff has an insider’s perspective fueled by long-standing relationships with the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading, making choices, and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from.

Geoff’s latest book is called Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. It’s based on the idea in his wildly popular article in the 2014 Fortune 500 issue – “In The Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It looks at the trend of technology displacing more jobs than it creates and the ways humans will create value for their organizations and their careers in the changing economy.

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